Letter from Mary Moody Emerson to Edward Bliss Emerson or Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Thurs. 13 Sep I had no idea of giving you an opp of obliging me so unexpectedly my dear Edward of fulfilling those desires which I received with gratitude. But if you will read the inclosed [sic] or _give_ the ideas to Mr H. it will gratify me. I do not wish to change the deed to Robert till I can be acquainted with his powers to benefit his parents. I do suspect the [---] [------] in intention, he is fated to be very limited. Besides Mr H-'s life the Dr tells me (who does not think Robert's plan desira- ble) is rather more likely to terminate in a year than continue. and then I shall like to secure a home here which I think may be con sistent with the family's comfort. But of this I need not beg you to be silent. Why cannot you give if you think my plan _right_ the propriety of it to T. W. H. He has put the notion in force Since I wrote the inclosed [sic] I conversed with [page break] with Mr H. and he _seemed_ intirely [sic] of my opinion. I repeated that whenever he wish'd to sell any of the land he might use my hand & seal. ~~You must [----] T. W. as if he gets a notion that is wrong he will give it to his mother.~~ Per- haps you nor Dr. Houle had better say nothing - Tho' likely he has talked it. I find this a pleasant home & with all it's little trials (such as I laugh at when others are satterfied [sic]) much better than such an odd lady could deserve. Many such I can have among my folks this way- that I offer to clear out [of here?] if they prefer paying the interest, and it will rest and change those sensations i[--] irk under long con- tinuance of the same impressions. I am the more par- ticular- as William is gone you must make out my [mittimus?] if I should fancy one for the publick. [sic] Well I cannot but jest when all alone at the vast importance of procuring the nessecaries [sic] of life for my Antient [sic] Self who thinks life itself so far- cical. I have made erasures- write in haste as Roberts proposal was ~~of~~ unexpected at this moment. I want to say of your com- but I cant [sic] W.P.H. [page break] is going this morning. I can only say that I was glad I was not there. The [--------] you can unrid- dle- for you know I dont [sic] behave when enough under the [----]tments of pride. Please to send W_m_'s interest as soon as con- venient when due. Farewell your --- & obliged Aunt MME. The answer to this I'd like as soon as [--------]. I have said nothing of the subject to Mr & Mrs Ripley- the more confined such things the better. They are not able to judge probably. [page break] -27 M. M. E. 13. Sept. proposed change of es- tate & c at Waterford- ans'd. [addressed to] Mr. E. B. Emerson or Mr. R. W. Emerson [strange list] Fox [debr of Lon?] Wesley Pratt Boot Jos. Blake Barrell Methodists Pratt
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